A 12-member delegation of senior faculty members from polytechnic institutions across Indonesia have come to Humber to learn from our very own. From May 7-June 4, they are taking part in a four-week workshop led by Humber’s technical expert, Jeff May, where they will be educated on establishing and strengthening sustainable centres of technology (COTs) in their polytechnic institutions. The COTs will help solve industrial and technical problems in industries and communities throughout Indonesia.

The participants in this internship will learn about Canadian applied learning and innovation teaching methods. The workshops also encourage partnerships between Canadian and Indonesian polytechnic institutions. They are also learning about industry entrepreneurship promotion, with a focus on youth and women.

These learning sessions are part of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s internship program on establishing centres of technology. The program is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Global Affairs Canada. 

The delegates also attended the Polytechnics Canada conference, which this year was co-hosted by Humber.